Tor fantasy debut optioned for TV

News - Fiction Thursday, 14 February 2019

Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The title is to be produced as an epic fantasy television series by Ali Krug and Sue Naegle. The Ruin of Kings is the first instalment in the five-book series, A Chorus of Dragons, which was released earlier this month by Tor.

The Ruin of Kings has been described as 'uniting the worldbuilding of a Brandon Sanderson with the storytelling verve of a Patrick Rothfuss, and follows the story of Khirin, a young thief who discovers he may be the son of a prince and is involved in a complex prophecy where he is more valuable alive than dead.'

Kirkus Reviews said: "In a sprawling, magic-filled world populated by gods, dragons, krakens, witches, demons, ghosts, shape-shifters, zombies, and so much more, Lyons ties it all together seamlessly to create literary magic."

Lyons began a career as a graphic artist and illustrator, spending the next 20 years working in print media and advertising. Shifting from a graphic artist to video game producer, 'her debut fiction draws on her experience of building visually stimulating worlds with twists and turns around every corner.' Lyons is represented by Sam Morgan of Foundry Literary + Media and Linda Lichter of LGNA.

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